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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 27, 2010 7:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comparing Bob and Jerry

Agree with both of your posts, re: his tendency to make things more complicated than they needed to be, probably from insecurity, yet happily many of them work pretty well anyway. Personally I don't really care for Lost Sailor; it drags and drones. I tolerate it because it means Saint of Circumstance is coming up.

Obviously Bob was personally hampered by being in Jerry's shadow. You may say this is simply deserved because he wasn't as good; but it becomes a chicken before the egg thing. Who's to say? It might be that he would be completely unknown if he hadn't been associated with Jerry Garcia, and have given it all up and become an accountant. And it might be that he'd have more truly "found himself" musically if he'd never known Jerry Garcia!

He is, however, still writing songs. His great days as a performer are over, as he is simply too old now to be a screaming rock star. Yet he may write some good songs we haven't heard yet!

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Oct 27, 2010 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comparing Bob and Jerry

Funny, I always loved Lost Sailor, I'd say I like it better than Saint of Circumstance. The latter is real good but the cheese factor really kills it for me sometimes.

Sho don't know what I'm goin' fo'
But I'm gonna go fo' it fo' sho!

Come on, guys. Especially as it's repeated like 20,000 times in a single performance of the tune.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 27, 2010 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comparing Bob and Jerry

Hey I agree. And and then there was that 'fo sho'. Sort of made me cringe. Remember, I grew up with Amos and Andy. :)

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 27, 2010 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comparing Bob and Jerry

I'm with you on this one .

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Oct 27, 2010 7:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comparing Bob and Jerry

It's true the lyrics are dopey :)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 27, 2010 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comparing Bob and Jerry

True. But I like them anyway. I guess it's all set and setting.

I'm not big on Lost Sailor; don't hate it, but it's more of a meditative break. Or a bathroom break, since you know you've got TWO songs that are kinda skippable. Though it's always good to be back by, say, the 47th "fo sho." Then you've got at least another 53 to enjoy.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Oct 27, 2010 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comparing Bob and Jerry

I am totally with you on this one. I love Lost Sailor, the music is absolutely beautiful. Since lyrically they are basically the same song, I've never seen any reason for "Saint" except for the insane jam in the middle, which in my book was never long enough.